Tuesday 11 February 2014

Me to We Club Update

At our last Me to We meeting, we discussed the success of our recent We Are Love campaign. In just the first week of sales, we sold our entire stock of 100 buttons! The campaign was such a hit that students crowded the halls as they got in line to purchase their own button. Next, year, we will be sure to meet the demand with a larger order. We successfully raised $200!! This money will go towards medical supplies and health clinics in our adopted village in Haiti. Did you know less than half of Haiti’s children regularly attend school and only 30% of these students make it past the 6th grade? Or did you know that 50% of Haiti’s residents live on less than $1 a day?

After 12 years of development work in Haiti, Free the Children has established strong social ties to both institutional and community-based partners. Free the Children supports decentralization by ensuring that rural populations have access to essential services and a quality of life.

Me to We students wrote poems to communicate the work we have recently been doing. Here are the three poems the students voted on as their favourites:

Love is colourful,
It's the rainbow of hope,
Together we can.

They were in the dark,
Light came back, hearts were lifted,
Help us let them fly.

Love is golden,
It can warm the coldest days,
With help it will shine.

ABC Rafiki Friend Chain  One chain. One child. One year of school supplies.  Every unique, handmade ABC Rafiki Friend Chain equips a child overseas for school for one year—supporting the gift of education in Free The Children communities. Each purchase also empowers a Maasai mama who earns a fair wage to send her children to school, and helps an educated consumer make a socially conscious fashion statement.The Me to We students announce that anyone interested can purchase an ABC Education Rafiki Friend Chain! Every Rafiki Friend Chain sold will provide school supplies for one year for a child living in one of the Free The Children Communities. The ABC Education Rafiki Friend Chain is a 48 inch long, stretchy chain with glass beads. Each piece is unique and handmade by a Maasai mama in Kenya, who earns a fair wage to send her children to school. The ABC Education Rafiki Friend Chains are only $10.00. Anyone interesting in ordering a Rafiki Friend Chain can come see one of the Me to We members, Mrs. David or Ms. Themelis. 

Thank you for your ongoing support!

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